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My ge spaceamker microwave jvm1440wh04 works for about 3 seconds than it shuts down and 5 or 6 things are shown on the display

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SOURCE: GE mirowave spacemaker runs for 2 -3 seconds and shuts down.

This is a known problem for GE microwaves. I have the same issue. The magnetron is leaking and ultimately needs to be replaced. The magnitron has a 5 year warranty but labor is $185.

There are othere solutions that you can try at the link below.

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Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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SOURCE: GE SPACEMAKER MICROWAVE JVM1440WH02 SHUTS OFF 5 TO 10 SECONDS AFT

my mother had a fire in her micro. Now it doesn't work....please help. thanks. sandy

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Microwave turns itself off after a few seconds

The first thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for a minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again. If that doesn't work, leave it unplugged for about 5 minutes.

Otherwise, I would suspect a "noisy" failing magnetron.

NOISY MAGNETRON TEST (c) 2009 William E. Miller prototech@usa.net

One way to test it is to do the following:

1. Unplug the microwave or turn off its breaker.
2. Open the door, then detach the control panel as shown in the video at http://www.microwavedisplay.com and swing it down, but without disconnecting the wires. If you have any trouble getting the grille off once the screws are removed, slide the hood vent grille to the left about 1/4", then then pull it forward. On some models there are L-shaped clips that fit into a slot to hold bottom of the vent.
3. Plug the microwave back in.
4. Make sure neither you nor anyone else reaches in behind the control panel. There will exposed high-voltage connections.
5. Put a few cups worth of water in a microwave-safe container and place it inside the microwave.

6. Shut the door.
7. Run the microwave for about 1 minute or so on full power. (Time Cook > 1 > 0 > 0 > Start, e.g.)
8. If it does not fail, try it several more times.
9. When the water boils, change the water and try again.


NOTE:
If your model does not have a door handle, you will need to unplug the oven and reattach the control panel to be able to open the door.


If it still does not fail, I would recommend that you put it all back together and keep using it until it fails more consistently, then repeat this test.

While a microwave should never be left running unattended under any circumstances (as your owner's manual will tell you) it's even more important when one is exhibiting a failure or any odd behavior. So play it safe and stay with it while it's running!

If you or someone you know want to replace the magnetron yourself, you will need to remove the oven from the wall.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

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You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or the labor charge to do the work.

Sometimes they will send you the magnetron to do it yourself. Call them at 888-239-6832.

Be persistent. You may have to speak with a supervisor.


If it is not within the magnetron warranty, you can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Microwave no longer heats

microwave are very cheap now.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Microwave stops running after 3-5 seconds

hade same problem upper door switch by past it microwave works

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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GE Microwave will only run about 3 seconds, then shuts off. I've unplugged, let it sit and tried again. Same thing. Help!


I have a workaround for you, that works for other brands. I am not sure if it will work in your case though. Pls try it:
- It seems that the door closing sensor is not working well, so it might think that the door opened.
- Once you have this problem, open the door and then close it again.

Normally it should work...

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your oven shut down because the magnetron got too hot (has a resetting thermal switch) .. it needs a constant and high flow rate of cooling air .. there is a fan that blows air over the magnetron fins ... sometimes the plastic frame that holds the fan becomes warped or broken .. the fan then doesn't deliver enough air to where its needed ... the squeaking noise however may indicate that the fan blade is either hitting the frame or the bearings in the fan motor need lubricated ... the fan is most likely the problem .. you can replace it or Lube it and repair any broken mounts .. make sure the fan turns freely and is aimed correctly .. use a light machine oil (intended for very small motors) or sewing machine oil .. not wd40 or oil with teflon .. your magnetron will be damaged if it continues to overheat .. you can gain access to the fan by removing the cover but do so only with the power disconnected and taped so no one can plug it in while you are working .. when plugged in there is potentially deadly voltage and current available inside .. . there are indeed two fans .. the vent fan and the magnetron cooling fan .. the loud laboring noise often happens if the magnetron is shorted or if the high voltage diode or voltage doubler capacitor is shorted ... but since your machine is still working until it gets hot i suspect those are not he problem yet but may be eventually damaged without cooling air flow .. that model GE did have problems with the fan mount and that in turn damaged some magnetrons ... the lube in the fan bearings generally is reliable up to 5 years depending on use .so that could be the problem as well

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Microwave won't turn on. Seems like it is not getting power. I checked breaker. I am looking for a fuse. You know where one is? It is a GE Spacemaker(2 yrs old) model # JVM1440WH04


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  • Make sure the clock is set.
  • Check to see if a programming sequence was entered. Sometimes improper programming or a program sequence such as delay start can cause the touch panel to be non-responsive. Unplug microwave or turn off house circuit breaker for 30 seconds. Plug back in, or reset circuit breaker, and try reprogramming unit.
  • Check the house circuit breaker or fuse box. If the microwave is DEAD and there is no display and nothing works- the problem could be a blown fuse or tripped breaker.

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I called GE twice in two days, and finally got someone who had the solution (and it worked):

  1. Unplug the unit for at least 30 seconds
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  3. While the unit is still "booting up" and the display screen is lit with gibberish, HOLD THE POWER LEVEL AND THE ZERO BUTTON for at least 5 seconds.
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- Again, this is for the GE Spacemaker 1860-1870 series models only - The women who gave me instructions said she had different demo mode unlock methods for the 1400, 3670, 2070 etc... so call GE if you have a different model.
P.S. my model looks like this - the keypad setup is key http://products.geappliances.com/ApplProducts/Dispatcher?REQUEST=SPECPAGE&SKU=JVM1870SK&SITEID=GEA

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